Haryana announces incentives to promote Sanskrit

December 5th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Dec 5 (IANS) Sanskrit is all set to get a major boost in Haryana. The state government has announced various grants for gurukuls (traditional residential schools) to promote the ancient language.Announcing the incentives Friday, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said gurukul culture would be promoted in the state to encourage teaching of Sanskrit.

Hooda announced that gurukuls having 100 students would be given a grant of Rs.150,000 annually while those having 200 students would get a grant of Rs.250,000 per annum. Those having over 300 students would be given a grant of Rs.350,000, he added.

The number of students would be counted on the basis of those who take the examination finally, officials said.

The government has also announced new qualifications for recruitment of Sanskrit teachers.

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